Tumonga Stones of Tana Toraja in South Sulawesi Province

Many tourist sports are available in South Sulawesi Province. One of them is Tumonga Stones. This unique landmark is situated in Tana Toraja Regency. This is actually a formation of stones. It belongs to Rantepao District and it is near to Sesean Mountain. What you need to do is to go to the west part of the mountain. That means the stones reside in a highland. From this location, visitors can also enjoy serene nature. Still, the most interesting feature is the formation of these stones and their history.

The Nuance
In terms of shape, Tumonga Stones are similar to tree trunks. Their size is moderate. Still, they come in different size. That means you can find both small and big stones. Next feature is the grass. It is green and soft. You can even sit on it comfortably. Next, it is the nature. The stones are surrounded by trees and small plants. Thus, the atmosphere is quite refreshing. Another important feature is the Tongkonan. These structures have the shape of a traditional house of Tana Toraja.

Exploring Tumonga Stones
The thing is visitors should spend a bit of trekking when reaching Tumonga Stones. A route to this location involves many turns. For adventurers, it can be a new challenge. Despite the bad landscape, you can enjoy beautiful nature. Along the way to the location, you can find many farms. Also, you need to encounter a hill. From the top of the hill, you are able to witness beautiful views of Rantepao City and nearby mountains. All of them are stunning!

Once you get there, you can either rest or continue your adventure. The best feature is definitely the formation of the stones. Visitors take some pictures in front of the stones. Some of them learn about the history of Tumonga. Either way, you should try them all. It is also possible to get around the stones. Some parts of this location are worth an exploration. Therefore, you should wear comfortable footwear and a camera. Have no worries. The landscape isn’t quite difficult.

It is true you are going to spend much stamina when visiting Tumonga Stones. In this case, you should have rented a room. Many hotels are available in Tana Toraja Regency. Put your belongings here and continue to reach the location comfortably. As an alternative, you can rent a villa near to Tumonga. However, the price is quite expensive. What about the transportation? For the most comfortable trip, you can rent a car. It may cost much money, but it is worth it.

Nearby Attractions

  • Serambu Waterfall
  • Kate’ Kesu
  • Ollon

How to Get There
It is easy to reach Tumonga Stones. What you need to do is to visit Rantepao District. From Makassar, take any local transportation service to such district. The location is near to Sesean Mountain. With a normal traffic, the trip takes 8 hours. When it comes to the distance, it is 324 km. According to the locals, the best route to take is Poros Barru – Makassar Street.

Where to Stay

  • Torsina Hotel
  • Misiliana Hotel
  • Pison Hotel

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